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Five soldiers killed in Taliban bomb attack on army outpost

Five Afghan soldiers have been killed in a bomb explosion carried out by Taliban militants in a tunnel below an army outpost in southern Afghanistan.

 

Five Afghan soldiers have been killed in a bomb explosion carried out by Taliban militants in a tunnel below an army outpost in southern Afghanistan.

Police spokesman Mohammad Ashraf Watandost said on Wednesday that six soldiers were also injured in the attack on Tuesday in Maiwand district in the southern province of Kandahar.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed that militants had destroyed a large arms cache, leaving 35 soldiers killed and injured.

Separately, Afghan border security forces on Wednesday foiled an attack on Italian military advisers at a paramilitary base in Herat Province in the west of the country.

 

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